First off, I hate when people on forums of seemingly gun knowledge people start throwing around the terms registering and registered with regards to firearms. This is why 80%+ of the population thinks that all firearms must be registered. And when it comes time to vote on things like registration, if 80%+ of the population thinks that registration is already the norm, they'll probably vote in favor of it. So, it's important, whenever brought up, to make absolutely certain the person/people involved in the conversation understands there is no registering of firearms in Louisiana or in most of the country.
I believe what was trying to be said was that a firearm that was originally built as a rifle cannot be made into a pistol without becoming an SBR and requiring an NFA stamp. A firearm that was originally manufactured as a pistol can be built into a rifle and from a rifle can be built back into a pistol. A lot of the time stripped lowers are "originally manufactured" as "other" instead of the pistol/rifle designations. This allows the purchaser to build it out as he pleases.
As I understand it, as far as turning a rifle or a pistol into an SBR it does not matter what it starts as because the final outcome will be a paid for and stamped SBR. The way I would do it, build my dream SBR in pistol configuration when the stamp comes in complete the conversion.
This post was edited on 6/10 at 11:53 am